PNC Park Ranked Fourth-Best Stadium for Craft Beer

Plus, "True Blood"'s Joe Manganiello gives a big shout-out to his hometown.

Photo by Dave DiCello


Get your beer, here!

Pittsburghers have long known that PNC Park is the best place in America to watch a baseball game, and now the world seems to be catching on. But it's also one of the best ballparks for a brew, according to new rankings on Yahoo! Sports. PNC Park was ranked fourth on a list of MLB stadiums for craft beer lovers.

The article praised the park's roster of good beers from Pennsylvania’s own Church Brew Works, Victory Brewing, East End Brewing, Penn Brewing, Tröegs Brewing and Erie Brewing, plus out-of-state selections from Harpoon Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, and Dogfish Head Brewing.

The bad news? Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Field placed one spot ahead at No. 3 (whatever, Philly, you're behind us in the real standings). Seattle's Safeco Field is the undisputed king of hipster drinking. Sláinte!

'True Blood' star reps 412

"True Blood" returns to HBO this month, which means Mount Lebanon High School grad and actor Joe Manganiello, who plays werewolf Alcide on the show, is making the press rounds. In a recent interview with Men’s Health UK, he gave a pretty awesome shout-out to his Pittsburgh roots when asked about body-image issues in Hollywood:

MH: But wasn’t it tempting to slim down in order to fit the slender stereotype?
JM: Yeah. For a while I tried becoming this chain-smoking artiste dude who watched what he ate. But I hated it. I was happier going back to my roots: training like men do in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Back home the guys in the gyms don’t lift to look good; they’re lifting to lift. They do it because they want to squat more and bench more. It’s all very practical. That’s where I’m from and for me it’s embarrassing to think that I would try and get away from that to fit someone else’s idea of what a man should look like.

You tell ‘em, Joe.

  What’s going on this weekend?

  • The fountain at Point State Park will open for the first time in years to kick off the 2013 Three Rivers Arts Festival.
  • Unblurred starts June off with the monthly gallery crawl through the Penn Avenue Arts Corridor. Get moving at 6 p.m. and see where the night takes you.
  • The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh celebrates its 30th birthday tonight at the Great Night Gala. Proceeds raised for the event support hands-on programs at the museum.
  • Idlewild is open for the summer and the park features a new 15-foot-wide lazy river called Float Away Bay.
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